CBA talks may be accelerating (1 Viewer)

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Per NFL.com. Doesn't mean much, but it is a relief to hear that they are actually talking.

The NFL and the NFL Players Association met intensively Monday in New York, and collective bargaining negotiations might be starting to accelerate, a source with knowledge of the talks said Wednesday.
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The source said the focus of the discussions was the 18-game regular season and two-game preseason proposed by the league and the union's counter-proposal for what it wants as part of an 18-2 season. Discussions centered on the players' strong desire to have substantially less offseason football activity and less overall contact in practices throughout the year. The players want a limitation on OTAs and reduced contact in other non-game settings.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000...on-proposed-18game-season?module=HP_headlines
 

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Too much at stake for both sides not to get it done. Owners lose gobs of money. Players have short time in which to play and make what they can--can't afford to risk losing a whole season. Lots of them at the end of their careers, others needing their one big contract, young players needing to get on the field and prove themselves.
 

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Too much at stake for both sides not to get it done. Owners lose gobs of money. Players have short time in which to play and make what they can--can't afford to risk losing a whole season. Lots of them at the end of their careers, others needing their one big contract, young players needing to get on the field and prove themselves.

I don't know how much money the owners will lose since they get TV revenues no matter what plus they will save money on payroll. Nonetheless, I agree with you.

The NFL is the strongest sports brand out there now, and they stand to lose some fan enthusiasm. I recall interest in pro baseball took a big hit after their strike.
 

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I don't know how much money the owners will lose since they get TV revenues no matter what plus they will save money on payroll. Nonetheless, I agree with you.

The NFL is the strongest sports brand out there now, and they stand to lose some fan enthusiasm. I recall interest in pro baseball took a big hit after their strike.

They will have to pay the networks back in the follwing years. It is is the contracts with all but DTV.

http://nfllabor.com/2010/06/19/qa-on-special-master-case-regarding-television-contracts/
 

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I don't know how much money the owners will lose since they get TV revenues no matter what plus they will save money on payroll.

unfortunately this^
this is not 2 sides across a table
this is the owners driving the car and the players trying to shout directions from the trunk
 

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